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GF Rating
7.9

6199 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

What happened to this series

posted by MandleBomb (WEST COLUMBIA, SC) Nov 18, 2012

Member since Sep 2005

8 out of 11 gamers (73%) found this review helpful

I've played every CoD since the first PC title and I'm utterly disgusted with this series of games. The campaign is a joke, I completed it in one evening of game play (I would have been furious if I had paid $60 for this). The story line has been done before, see the first 3 modern warfare games... just insert new bad guy that has a reason to feel jaded with the world.

Understandably, the last 4 games hasn't really focused on the campaign though, they are really made for multi-player. That's OK with me, I understand that online play is where things have been for a while. But, the multi-player is flawed. The maps, they're great. The perks have been dwindled down to a handful, which is also OK because they were getting out of control with all the perks and counter perks,etc. The problem with this game is the actual network code that it runs on. If you have a good internet connection be prepared to throw your controller every 5 minutes (yes I said good connection). Activision has been using what they call 'lag compensation' for several years and it's gotten abundantly worse. Basically, to 'even' the playing field between people who have dial-up connection speeds and people who have high speed internet, they intentionally 'lag' or delay the connections of the people with good internet speeds so that the people with horrible connections have a chance. Unfortunately, if you have a good connection, you cannot not do anything about this other than accept the fact that one match you may get killed 5 times and the next you may die 30 times... it has very little to do with skill (you still have to aim and shoot) but the connections are never reliable. If you have a bad internet connection.... you will love this game because you will pretty much mow people down in multi-player (again you still have to be able to aim and shoot). Again, I've played all of these games and prestiged more than I care to admit online, but I think I've played my last CoD match... such a sad day

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GF Rating
7

Good

non-Fanboy Review, Honest review

posted by Halo3357 (HUDSON FALLS, NY) Nov 17, 2012

Member since Jul 2010

9 out of 14 gamers (64%) found this review helpful

Call of Duty Black Ops 2, a not so far ahead futuristic game i found it pretty fun and frustrating at times. i have played every call of duty and this was actually pretty cool i hated the modern warfare series and black ops 1 wasn't all that great so this i had to rent and not buy , .

Pros&Cons

Pros: pretty decent graphics for a cod game, ZOMBIES!! :D, Multiplayer can be fun with friends, good co op, This may not be a big factor but this game doesn't require a online pass which makes me give them a thumbs up because games that require a online pass make it terrible for when you want to borrow the game.

Cons: LAGGG i have a bad connection a lot so multiplayer was really bad because id be going back and forth..(could easily be fixed with dedicated servers) like every cod game when you get frustrated from dying you start to notice the unfairness such as putting a ton of bullets in someones head then to have them turn around and shoot you and kill you.

Personally id say this a great rent and prehaps to some a buy

for me this is one of those games id have in my gaming pile for when i'm in my gaming junkie mood ( laziness included with a bottle of mtn dew and chips.)

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Have to agree with low ratings

posted by G5Xeon (WOODLAND, CA) Nov 16, 2012

Member since Oct 2004

11 out of 18 gamers (61%) found this review helpful

I have to admit I'm likely not to even finish the campaign. It feels dated and just a rehash of previous COD titles. Not much to keep your interest.

Even as a rental I find myself thinking there are other games out there worth my time more then this.

Disappointing.

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